stomach flu


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stomach flu

n. Informal
Acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea, usually caused by a virus such as norovirus. It is unrelated to influenza, a respiratory infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestinesstomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
cholera infantum - often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms
cholera morbus, collywobbles - severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea
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According to the reports of the Family Medicine Center, 47 people were complaining of high blood pressure, 29 - acute respiratory infection, 12 - stomach flu, 13 - migraine, 15 - cardiovascular system disorders.
Researchers have found that people who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are substantially more likely to experience stomach flu, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.
Stomach flu is caused by a virus that infects the gastrointestinal tract, producing symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and/or vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, muscle aches and headache.
With Nikola Mirotic sidelined by the stomach flu, Bobby Portis led the Bulls with 22 points, while Dunn and Denzel Valentine added 19 points each.
Stomach flu or gastroentitis is the one of the common infections seen in babies, she added.
According to her pal, the "Passengers" star was literally sick because "she caught the stomach flu from her nephews.
Gastroenteritis - or gastric flu, stomach flu and food poisoning - is inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, explained that his client could not attend because he was suffering from stomach flu.
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The lowlight: A clown that's about as funny as stomach flu.
However, due to a case of the stomach flu at around 16,000 feet of elevation, Fava did not summit.
Bioengineers from Rice University are teaming with colleagues from two other Houston, Texas, institutions--Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center--to apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering toward the study of the stomach flu.